Introduction : understanding force -- pt. 1: Interstate industrial war. Foundation : from Napoleon to Clausewitz -- Development : iron, steam, and mass -- Culmination : the world wars -- pt. 2: The Cold War confrontation. Antithesis : from guerrillas to anarchists to Mao -- Confrontation and conflict : a new purpose for the use of force -- Capabilities : the search for a new way -- pt. 3: War amongst the people. Trends : our modern operations -- Direction : setting the purpose for the use of force -- Bosnia : using force amongst the people -- Conclusion : What is to be done?
Military force is not working and is failing to solve our problems across the world as politicians expect it to. This text looks at the history of warfare and the conflicts of today to argue that we must change the way we fight and use force, before we all pay the price